Etihad Airways has signed a partnership with low-cost service easyJet.
This deal means clients can buy tickets by the easyJet web site connecting the 2 airways’ networks and opening new and thrilling prospects for journey between Europe, Africa, the Azores and the UAE.
The collaboration comes into impact instantly.
The partnership follows easyJet’s accelerated and profitable roll out programme with flight comparability search engine, Dohop, which powers the easyJet worldwide web site connecting its European community with long-haul flights.
For Etihad, this has been achieved utilizing the New Distribution Functionality platform offering technical functionality for brand spanking new partnerships beforehand not potential.
The partnership with easyJet and Dohop is the UAE nationwide airline’s first use of this expertise and Etihad plans so as to add extra airways and journey companions to their NDC portfolio in 2020.
Ali Saleh, Etihad Airways vp alliances and partnerships, mentioned: “This new collaboration between two nice manufacturers is a logical leap ahead for each our corporations.
easyJet is an ideal launch accomplice for us in Europe, permitting us to reliably enhance the breadth of our continental attain to and from Abu Dhabi, as we improve methods of connecting straight with extra airways and journey companions around the globe.
“The flexibility to supply end-to-end reserving capabilities by our NDC platform will present clients with ‘one cease’ options for seamless journey with companions, whether or not legacy or low-cost, by Etihad’s world gateways.”
Prospects will for the primary time have the ability to buy tickets on the easyJet web site from 68 cities on the airline’s community in Europe to Abu Dhabi, connecting on to Etihad Airways flights from 10 European gateways in Amsterdam, Athens, Barcelona, Paris Charles de Gaulle, Rome, Geneva, Madrid, Manchester, Milan Malpensa, and Zurich.
Each airways plan to increase the partnership to incorporate extra locations sooner or later.
Rachel Smith, easyJet head of business partnerships, mentioned: “We’re excited to announce our partnership with Etihad Airways, which opens up Abu Dhabi as a vacation spot to our passengers and extra of Europe to Etihad.
“By way of good self-connections and strategic partnerships, we proceed to increase the attain of the worldwide by easyJet community providing extra worth and extra routes to extra clients.”